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Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 5/1/2015 & the Weekend: Nick Loeb, Poster Child for Sunday’s Full Moon in Scorpio


Moon is in airy, people-pleasing Libra today and Saturday. Arise, go forth and be socially gracious. Note the potential for power plays and/or upsets around 5:08PM ET and 9:54PM ET, when the Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto and Uranus.

Avoid the yard sales and shopping sprees on Saturday, as the Moon will be void between 10AM and 9:47PM ET. Chill and take care of routine matters; roll with any twists that come up in your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Once the Moon enters Scorpio, the intensity factor is likely to rise, courtesy of the Moon waxing to its fullness on Sunday at 11:42PM ET.

A Full Moon in Scorpio highlights the polarity between “ours” and “mine”…in possessions, values and resources. This Full Moon is colored by a face-off between Mercury in Gemini and Saturn in Sagittarius, suggesting a need to think with disciplined ambition. That can be harsh. The good news is that Mercury (mindset, communication) functions well in Gemini. Let the witticisms fly and the intellect shine!  The X factor is how that well-functioning mindset will be applied. Sure, it can make the trains run on time…but do you really want to live in Italy under Mussolini’s dictatorial control?

Thinking of Mussolini is apt for another pattern that is part of Sunday’s Full Moon, and that would be an exuberant challenge between the Sun in Taurus and Jupiter in Leo. That aspect is exact Monday at 5:02AM ET, but it can be felt now. It adds no small sliver of festive potential and sensory indulgence to the emotionally intense and mentally focused energy of this Full Moon weekend. It also suggests the potential for some stubborn and regal drama. Mussolini was a regal Leo, in case you did not know.

Take this controversial op-ed from Thursday’s NYT, penned by Nick Loeb. Last year Mr. Loeb broke up with his fiancee, the actress Sofia Vergara, and it’s complicated.  In happier times, they talked about having children, and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, they created a few embryos, one of which they hoped a surrogate would carry to term — but only if both of them were in agreement that things should move forward. And then they broke up. And she already has a child. And he’s suing her for custody of the embryos.

As I’m reading his thoughts on the subject, I’m thinking, “Man, if this isn’t a Jupiter-Leo thing talking, I’ll eat my hat”. Words like “king complex” and “entitlement” popped into my head. And guess what? Mr. Loeb is in fact a Leo, with Mercury also in Leo…and it’s just been conjoined by transiting Jupiter in Leo!  This king is feeling expansive, along with his edicts. We do not have a birth time for Mr. Loeb, so I can’t confirm whether he has Moon in late Taurus or early Gemini….but he does have Jupiter in me-me-me Aries and Mars in mine-mine-mine Taurus.

This intense personal drama is an apt example of the mine vs. ours potential of this Full Moon.

Here is Ms. Vergara’s horoscope. Students of astrology, what do you see? Think Mr. Loeb will prevail?

If you’re struggling with a big emotional drama, I would be delighted to help you sort it out by providing an objective astrological perspective. Here’s the 411 on consultations.

No sleeping in on Monday, btw.

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday & Wednesday 2/3-4/2015: Full Moon in Leo

The Full Moon in Leo, exact at 6:09PM ET, suggests ego needs brought to the surface, seeking recognition and perhaps conflicting with the needs of the  group. It also suggests illumination on whatever projects you started on the New Moon two weeks ago. Leo suggests drama, play and royal entitlement, but the regal swagger is tempered today by a tolerant and innovative alignment from Uranus. Nice.

Even the Sabian Symbols for the Full Moon are festive. For the Moon in Leo we have “a pageant”; for the Sun in Aquarius we have “two lovebirds singing on a fence”. I’m inclined to stop right there. Run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes. Perhaps you’ll be test-flying an idea you had around January 5th, when mental Mercury made a Really Useful connection with practical Saturn. You’ll have a chance to consider that idea again around February 19th, when that level-headed connection reoccurs and wraps up the cycle.

Clear your desk before the Moon goes void with an exuberant sigh at 12:31AM ET, on expansive meet-up with Jupiter. The Moon will be void all day on Wednesday, so take care of routine tasks, chill out, take a Mercury retrograde snow day and roll with any twists that thwart your efforts to move forward in a straight line. You can clean up the confetti when the Moon enters Virgo at 12:32AM ET on Thursday.

And now, the news.

I was looking for a story reflecting yesterday’s tech-friendly, “we the people” alignment between the Sun and Uranus, and I found a couple. First, the FCC is expected to make a case this week that the internet should be regulated as a public utility. Second, President Obama presented his $4 trillion budget proposal to Congress, declaring that he wanted “to work with Congress to replace mindless austerity with smart investments that strengthen America.” You’ll have to read the article for all the details.

Meanwhile, we’re seeing outbreaks of measles and plenty of outrage on both sides of the aisles on whether parents should vaccinate children against this type of disease. This story began to get serious traction on the New Moon on January 20th, when Mars (the Red Planet) met up with Neptune (rules viruses) in Pisces; its been developing since mid-December, with reports tying the outbreak to Disneyland.   Doctors are offering conflicting opinions. Even politicians are weighing in. Will tonight’s Full Moon offer further illumination? Here’s a start. If you don’t know much about measles, check out the Wikipedia link.

In other news, guess what happened to singer Missy Elliott after her halftime performance in Sunday’s Super Bowl? According to the Washington Post, who lauded her for her innovation and that you “can’t sit still listening to her music”:

As of Monday afternoon, Missy Elliott’s songs had cracked the top 15 on iTunes charts, with “Work It” at number four, “Get Ur Freak On” at number six and “Lose Control” at number 12. Her songs also spiked on Spotify. According to the service, Missy Elliott experienced a 676 percent increase in streams from before the Super Bowl halftime Show…

We’d expect Missy Elliott to generate buzz, given the electric Sun-Uranus square in her horoscope. She hasn’t released an album since 2005, but reportedly plans to release one soon — presumably just in time for Uranus to supercharge her Mercury (and along with Pluto, probably her Libra Moon, too), facilitating a successful comeback.

Closing now with a headline I hope you will find amusing and reflective of the potential confusion one can experience when Mercury is retrograde. Ready?  “German neo-Nazi party cancels protest after boarding wrong train.” 

Don’t let this happen to you! Please double check your travel plans, schedules and communication with fellow humans until Mercury turns direct after February 12th.

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